Class Openin

  extended byde.dante.extex.interpreter.type.AbstractCode
      extended byde.dante.extex.interpreter.primitives.file.AbstractFileCode
          extended byde.dante.extex.interpreter.primitives.file.Openin
All Implemented Interfaces:
Code, Configurable, Localizable,

public class Openin
extends AbstractFileCode

This class provides an implementation for the primitive \openin.

The Primitive \openin

The primitive \openin tries to open a file or other named resource for reading. The reference is stored in a read register to be used with \read. If the opening fails then the read register is void. This can be checked with the primitive \ifeof.

The assignment to a read register is always global. The opening is always performed immediately. Thus no prefix is allowed.

The stream should be closed with \closein when not needed any more.


The formal description of this primitive is the following:
      → \openin  ⟨infile name⟩ ⟨equals⟩ ⟨file name⟩   


  \openin3= abc.def
  \read3 to \line

$Revision: 1.32 $
Gerd Neugebauer
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Serialized Form

Field Summary
protected static long serialVersionUID
          The constant serialVersionUID contains the id for serialization.
Fields inherited from class de.dante.extex.interpreter.primitives.file.AbstractFileCode
Constructor Summary
Openin(java.lang.String name)
          Creates a new object.
Method Summary
 void execute(Flags prefix, Context context, TokenSource source, Typesetter typesetter)
          This method takes the first token and executes it.
Methods inherited from class de.dante.extex.interpreter.primitives.file.AbstractFileCode
configure, getEncoding, scanFileName, scanInFileKey, scanOutFileKey
Methods inherited from class de.dante.extex.interpreter.type.AbstractCode
enableLocalization, getLocalizer, getName, isIf, isOuter, printable, printableControlSequence, readResolve, setName, toString
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait

Field Detail


protected static final long serialVersionUID
The constant serialVersionUID contains the id for serialization.

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Constant Field Values
Constructor Detail


public Openin(java.lang.String name)
Creates a new object.

name - the name for debugging
Method Detail


public void execute(Flags prefix,
                    Context context,
                    TokenSource source,
                    Typesetter typesetter)
             throws InterpreterException
Description copied from interface: Code
This method takes the first token and executes it. The result is placed on the stack. This operation might have side effects. To execute a token it might be necessary to consume further tokens.

Specified by:
execute in interface Code
execute in class AbstractCode
See Also:
Code.execute( de.dante.extex.interpreter.Flags, de.dante.extex.interpreter.context.Context, de.dante.extex.interpreter.TokenSource, de.dante.extex.typesetter.Typesetter)